Thursday, 24 March 2011

On the wISH list

Want to know what’s hot in bathroom design? Here’s a snapshot of the products – and barometer of interior trends –  displayed at Europe’s largest bathroom show,  ISH

Steel basin and furniture manufacturer Alape introduced Be Yourself at ISH, a modular washbasin. Created by Sieger Design, Be Yourself allows designers to divide the bathroom or use instead of a wall between bathroom and bedroom. The range includes two undermounted basins and a sit-on basin integrated into a wood or stone countertop, plus storage and lighting.

Ross Lovegrove-designed Istanbul and MOD ranges were branded as Revision, to allow designers to mix and match from the range. But adding to the collection were graphic furniture finishes. Black and white decors formed the basis of the latest cabinet offer.

Luxury brand of Ideal Standard International, Jado featured digital technology as the focus of its stand. Alongside the Design Plus Award winning digital shower module, was a matching digital tap. Also on show was the Eden wave, a hydrotherapy bath which uses vibrations – similar to the PowerPlate  – to move the water.

Italian sanitaryware manufacturer Art Ceram had created washbasins in the shape of coffee cups, with the handle providing a towel rail. A combined black and white finish was shown on a floorstanding model. While a countertop ‘cup’ was displayed on a shelf (or should that be saucer?) in white.

The Pool basin from Italian manufacturer Azzurra Ceramica is available in the UK from Alchemy Design Award. It forms part of its Grand Collection of top-end, Italian bathroom products. The composite basin comes with an optional wooden peg to hang towels.

The Rainshower Icon, launched two years ago at ISH, was shown in a choice of 12 colours. It included the Natural Collection to complement architectural materials and the Spring Collection including vibrant orange, red and purple. The Rainshower features an EcoButton on the shower handle for water saving.

We’re offering our first look of the show in the April issue of Kitchens & Bathrooms News. Ensure you get your FREE copy to read all about the latest products and designs!

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